I tested the Beach Organics Angel Girl Makeup Remover ($22.50), and I love the ingredient list. I can pronounce everything and know what everything is and that it really is natural, not just “green-wash” marketing. Truly natural ingredients are very important to me, but the product also needs to work. This makeup remover’s three surprisingly simple and clean ingredients did the job.
When I first received the product, I opened the jar to find a unique solid that instantly melted on the skin into oil. There is a faint aloe scent, which I liked. It is a clean smell — nothing overpowering. When I first put it on, it felt way too oily, and I wasn’t sure I liked it. It took some trial and error to find the right amount needed. It was also a little messy wiping it off. I tried the cotton balls, cotton pads, facial tissues… it was just messy. This would be the only con. But it was worth it because all the dirt and makeup from the day was gone. It would just slide off. My skin was clean, plus it felt really soft and hydrated. I followed with my normal face regimen and felt like my cleanser was able to do a better job since the layer of makeup and environmental dirt had already been removed. I experience mild, occasional acne, but my face is clear now. In the interest of full disclosure, I have also increased my water intake to 8 to 10 cups a day. I have very sensitive skin and didn’t experience any irritation or dryness.
I’m a 35-year-old busy mom of four young children, so I need a quick regimen and have never used a makeup remover before, but I feel this extra step is worth it.